Phinehas ben Abraham of Koretz

(1726-91)
   Lithuanian Hasidic rabbi. He lived in Volhynia, where he came under the influence of the Baal Shem Tov. An opponent of the tradition of legal interpretation known as 'pilpul', he preached simplicity and humility.

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